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Gallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU AU Victoria 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Gallagher, E.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
Title:
Social Support and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Personality and Individual Differences, 2008, Vol. 44, 1551 - 1561

Investigation

Public:
267 adults, aged 18-80- years, Australia
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 273
Non Response:
927 (87.2%)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Aged 18 - 80 years; anonymously completed quesionair.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by WDH team.
Page in publication:
1553
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
17.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sources of Social Support Sources of current support Emotional Intelligence Emotion recognition